Hello everyone! I am Mel. Brand new to vulture culture and ive been taggin along on this site for awhile reading and reading-- it is Time to Join. Last night i compleated my first round of fleshing and setting out to dry. I didnt see an introduction area so i am going to introduce myself here. I am a state certified NPIP poultry breeder so i will focus at first on bird taxidermy. I have a shelf dedicated in my outdoor freezer at this time though and it will not be All birds have to protect the birds so i have a copper head in there and my uncle gave me 6 bunny skins from his old breeding colony before he quit with em this past spring. Theyve been in there that long but have Not been thawed because i understand repeating freeze thaw cycles will make the fur slip. I also compleated an online trapping course so no telln what animals properly tagged will come of that after the workshop i am set to attend on Dec the 7th. I have big plans but as a novice taxidermy hobbiest, a farmer and a stay at home mom with a Big busy family it is sloooow going. I have a friend and a father in law who are very experienced and have tried to help guide me but with so many ways to do things two people can only bring me so far. As a part of another online forum (backyardchickens.com) i can very much appreciate all the diff views offered by people all over the world. I live in Louisiana and it is a warm wet climate. I waited til now because the temps are Just now becoming stable cool. It was 75*F on monday and is 32*F now on Wend morning lol stable Anyway my big plans... Im not very good at drawing but think this can convey what i want to do. I want to mount my wings once dried into this circle inside a 32 in sq frame. Here they are in the proccess of drying after hours of fleshing. These are coturnix quail wings. I hatched them from eggs in my incubator and raised them from hatchlings and them ate them. Yum. I used borax on all the flesh liberally applying it and then rubbing and tapping it into every crevice tapping out the extra and rubbing it in a little more. Id like to ask who thinks im on the right track? Any encouragement? Anyone interested in poultry projects? Any tips? If you just want to say hi and follow thats really cool too!